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Bakhchisaray Khan city

Bakhchisaray Khan city Bakhchisaray Khan city

Bakhchisarai – a city in the central Crimea, is a regional center. Previously, the city was the capital of the Crimean Khanate. With the Crimean Tatar language name translates – garden-palace. Around the city is full of medieval cave cities. Landmarks Bakhchisarai – a popular place for excursions.

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The city, like all the Crimean land, has a rich history. Legend has it that the place chosen for the construction of the palace Mengli Khan Giray. At this point, his son saw the fighting snakes on the river Tchuruk-Su. The snake, which was defeated, plunged into the river water and crawled healthy. In these wonderful places and Khan decided to build a residence.

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During the time of the Crimean Khanate city Bakhchisaray was a major center of trade and crafts. When Crimea joined Russia to the whole interest of the emperors concentrated on the Crimea, so the role of Bakhchisarai decreased. In the modern Bakhchisaray left many monuments of antiquity, and chief among them is the Khan's palace. The city is guarded by majestic stone sphinxes. Tourists can take a peek into the house in which he lived, Alexander II during the war in Sevastopol.

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Near the palace is a monument AS Pushkin and the registrar. Khan's Palace is a popular location for photo shoots with honeymooners. Not far from the monument are two restaurants with excellent cuisine: Pushkin and Alie. Above the gate of the Khan Palace established two intertwined snakes of legend. The residence is surrounded by landscaped gardens, there is also a harem, rooms for guests, servants and protection.

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Meeting room is not allocated luxuries, but the rest of the room are made on a large scale. On the territory of the palace found two fountains: the «golden» fountain washed their feet before entering the mosque. Fountain of Tears was built in 1764 to honor the memory of the khan's wife.

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I was in the Bakhchisaray Palace as a leader with children resting in a summer camp. Pushkin’s lines about the Bakhchisaray fountain were remembered, despite the fact that he did not act after the Crimean earthquake. Amazing place!

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